Vice President for Research, Merit NetworkDr. Joe Adams is the Vice President for Research and Cyber Security at Merit Network, Inc. He is currently the Director of the Michigan Cyber Range. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Colonel where he taught cybersecurity at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) as an Associate Professor and was the Chief Information Officer of the National Defense University. Merit Network Inc., a nonprofit corporation owned and governed by Michigan's public universities, operates America’s longest-running regional research and education network.
The Michigan Cyber Range is operated by Merit in partnership with the State of Michigan and with the sponsorship of Consumers Energy and DTE Energy. It prepares cybersecurity professionals to detect, prevent and mitigate cyberattacks in a real-world setting.